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The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder & The Islands’ Weekly Roxanne Angel and Colleen Smith Armstrong Cali Bagby Cali Bagby, Colleen Smith Armstrong, Scott Rasmussen, Steve Werhly, Dennis Ryan, Russel Barsh, Madrona Murphy, Anna Haefele and Maddie Ovenell Cali Bagby, Colleen Armstrong, George Willis & Nate Feder Roxanne Angel, Colleen Smith Armstrong, Howard Schonberger and Dubi Izakson Scott Herning, Kathryn Sherman Kathryn Sherman Beth Hetrick Nate Feder springtide 2013/14

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By Colleen Smith Armstrong rom lush greenery on hiking trails to incredible wildlife in marine waters, the San Juans continue to make national lists of the best vacation spots. Go boating, fishing, golfing, kayaking and whale watching. Browse the variety of cool shops and

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art galleries. Enjoy local cuisine, which is often based on island-grown ingredients. There are around 80 working farms and many offer tours. You can also find the fruits of their labor at farmers’ markets on Orcas, Lopez and San Juan. The ferry serves four major islands –

San Juan, Orcas, Lopez and Shaw. And don’t forget about us in the wintertime. We have many shoulder season events and winter get-away packages. Visit these websites for info. San Juan: www.sanjuanjournal. com, www.sanjuanisland.org. Orcas: www.islandssounder.com, www.orcasislandchamber.com. Lopez: www.islandsweekly.com, www.lopezisland.com.

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By Steve Wehrly magine a map that takes you to the most iconic places in the islands accessible by road and you’ll discover the San Juan Islands Scenic Byway. Stringing together the places not to be missed, the byway starts with the ferry ride over and continues with circuits of San Juan and Orcas Islands. The Scenic Byway joins ferry docks with roads into a recreational and tourism network which provides tourists and islanders with access to many of the best attractions on both islands. It connects ferry passengers to trailheads, farms, scenic vistas and parks, as well as quaint shops, restaurants and cafes. Byway visitors will find amenities such as comfort stations, interpretive signage, trails information – and enthusiastic volunteers eager to share their knowledge and love for this special place. San Juan Transit runs a summer Byway Explorer Bus along the Orcas Island and San Juan Island byway routes. You’ll find the schedules at www.sanjuantransit.com/schedules.html. Wheelchairs are welcome; call 360-378-8887 in advance to ensure your particular needs can be addressed. The shuttle originates in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, and at Orcas Village on Orcas Island. Look for the bus next to the ferry landings. This summer the shuttle will run the full length of the byway on San Juan Island. Three different routes cover byway stops from Friday Harbor to Roche Harbor, around

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By Steve Wehrly n March 25, 2013, about 1,000 acres of land in San Juan County (and a few acres in neighboring counties) were formally designated as the San Juan Islands National Monument. This 1,000 acres joins the 107 other National Monuments benefitting from permanent protection from exploitation, development or sale. Three lighthouses – at Patos Island, Turn Point on Stuart Island and Cattle Point on San Juan Island – are included. The largest tracts of land are on the south end of Lopez Island at Iceberg Point, Point Colville, Watmough Bay and Chadwick Hill. Many of the protected areas are rocks, small islets and points of land on or just off Orcas, Lopez or Stuart islands. A map of the San Juan Islands National Monument can be found at www. sanjuanislandsnca.org/blm-lands-in-

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to English Camp and Whale Watch Park and then down to American Camp, and, upon request, to one of the sites of the new national monument. The Orcas Byway Explorer Bus begins on June 21 and operates daily through Labor Day. It follows the Byway from the ferry terminal to Deer Harbor, then through Eastsound and out to historic Rosario Resort and Moran State Park. By filling out an online survey at www.visitsanjuans.com/ scenicbyway, visitors can earn a 2-for-1 all day Byway Explorer pass on Byway Explorer Bus. These passes are good on either island and can be redeemed by handing them to a bus driver. The survey informs byway organizers about travelers and their interests, including how they got here. Creating the Scenic Byway brought governmental and private organizations together to create a Corridor Management Plan “to protect unique and sensitive resources, preserve the local quality of life, and enhance facilities and opportunities for visitors so that the San Juan Islands experience of today can continue to be the experience of future generations,” according to the mission statement of the Scenic Byway. Whether by bus, bike, car or on foot, visitors can take advantage of Scenic Byways signage, interpretative and information displays, and wayside facilities improvements such as restrooms, picnic accommodations, bicycle racks, and

the-san-juans. National Monuments are administered by one of many agencies of the federal government. The San Juan Islands National Monument has been assigned to the National Conservation Lands administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, an agency of the Department of the Interior. The Bureau of Land Management is required by law to administer conservation lands through a formal management plan devised in collaboration with local governments, local environmental organizations and interested citizens. The official Proclamation of President Obama designating lands as the San Juan Island National Monument describes clearly what has been accomplished: “The lands on Patos Island, Stuart Island, Lopez Island, and neighboring islands constitute some of the most scientifically interesting lands in the San Juan Islands. These lands contain a

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dramatic and unusual diversity of habitats with forests, woodlands, grasslands, and wetlands intermixed with rocky balds, bluffs, inter-tidal areas, and sandy beaches. The stands of forests and open woodlands, some of which are several hundred years old, include a majestic assemblage of trees, such as Douglas fir, red cedar, western hemlock, Oregon maple, Garry oak and Pacific madrone. The fire-dependent grasslands, which are also susceptible to invasive species, are home to chick lupine, historically significant great camas, brittle cactus, and the threatened golden paintbrush. Rocky balds and bluffs are home to over 200 species of moss that are extremely sensitive to disturbance and trampling. In an area with limited fresh water, two wetlands on Lopez Island and one on Patos Island are the most significant freshwater habitats in the San Juan Islands.” “The protection of these lands in See MONUMENT, Page 8 springtide 2013/14

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Byway: Continued from page 7 maintained trails. The San Juan Island Scenic Byway is a Washington State Scenic and Recreational Highway and seeks to become part of the America’s Byways program funded and managed by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Mainland parking for the byway

is available in Anacortes. You can pay to park at the Washington State Ferries Terminal in Anacortes, or you’ll find free overnight parking at the Port of Anacortes near the marina – Cap Santé Boat Haven. Park your car, unload your bikes, and ride less than four miles to the ferry terminal. Or you can catch SKAT (Skagit Transit) to the ferry terminal Monday through Saturday.

Monument: Continued from page 7

the San Juan Islands will maintain their historical and cultural significance and enhance their unique and varied natural and scientific resources, for the benefit of all Americans.” For more information, including a map, go to www.sanjuanislandsnca.org.

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By Scott Rasmussen hether you’re traveling by ferry, by plane, or by parachute, the Town of Friday Harbor is the jumpoff point for almost any San Juan Island adventure. You’ll find plenty there to keep you active, entertained and amused. (Just kidding about the parachute). One of Puget Sound’s last remaining 19th-century wooden fishing villages, Friday Harbor is the island’s commercial core and its cultural epicenter. While only slightly more than a single square mile in size, the town, home to about 2,000 yearround residents, is a hotbed of exhibits, events, artistic shows and island-style happenings each and every year, particularly during the sun-splashed days of summer. It’s home of the county fair, a yearly celebration of the islands’ present-day personality, as well as its rural heritage, complete with carnival rides, horse riding competitions, art exhibits, musical performances, culinary indulgences and delights, and an array of homespun activities, like the quirky Zucchini Races, and the beloved and outlandish Trashion Fashion show. The town’s annual Independence Day parade has been labeled by some as the “best small town 4th of July parade in America,” and it just might be. The town is also the hub of the San Juans’ commercial whale watch fleet, as well as home to an airport, 11th busiest in the state, as of late, a public library, a 285-seat community theatre with balcony; a fitness center, four banks, a bowling alley, a movie theater, a multitude of quality cafes, restaurants and eateries to choose from, scores of art galleries, a farmers’ market situated seasonally on an outdoor plaza in the heart of the town, and a hustling, bustling public marina that, in spite

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of so much activity, retains its spirit of frontier charm. And since it’s the only incorporated town in all of San Juan County (founded in 1909), Friday Harbor is home to the seat of county government as well. In fact, the landmark two-story brick county courthouse, built in 1906, and a quick three-block walk from the ferry landing, is one of five San Juan Island sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Another is Roche Harbor, home to a lively seaside village, marina and resort, entrenched on the northwest end of the island, and one of the island’s two official U.S. Ports of Entry. Four main roads lead out of Friday Harbor, with each winding through a pastoral, scenically seductive stretch of landscape before they end up on the island’s visually spectacular, environmentally blessed and coveted west side. The road north leads to the recreational wonderland of Roche Harbor Resort, which boasts a sculpture park, as well as the historic Hotel de Haro; while the southern route, Cattle Point Road, meets up with San Juan Island National Historical Park’s American Camp, the hiking trails of Mount Finlayson and the spectacular splendor of South Beach and its long, serene stretch of tranquil shoreline. The two routes that weave across the middle of the 55 square mile island, San Juan Valley and Beaverton Valley roads, provide a gateway into the heart of the island’s agricultural land and offer a reflection of its agrarian roots. The trek along San Juan Valley Road opens onto unobstructed and stunning views of the snow-capped Olympic Mountain Range, just 32 miles to the south, as the crow flies, before asSee SAN JUAN, Page 10 springtide 2013/14

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San Juan: Continued from page 9 ascending into the forested, husky hills of the island’s west side. On the west side, bluffs of basalt descend into the nutrient-rich waters of Haro Strait, where killer whales glide in search of prey, or cavort with family and friends. Two historic lighthouses sit by the water’s edge and hiking trails twist and turn beneath a canopy of madronas, oaks and evergreens. The famed west side sunsets give visitors and islanders a chance to be awestruck and inspired by the island’s natural beauty.

Where to find it on San Juan Island

ATMs

• Doctor’s Office, 85 Front St., Friday Harbor. 360-378-8865 • Hotel de Haro, Roche Harbor Village. 360-378-2155 • King’s Market, 160 Spring St., Friday Harbor. 360-378-4505 • The Big Store, 420 Argyle Ave., Friday

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Harbor. 360-378-2424 • The Little Store, 285 Spring St., Friday Harbor. 360-378-4422

Banks

• Islanders Bank, 225 Blair Ave., Friday Harbor. 360-378-2265 • Key Bank, 95 Second St., Friday Harbor. 360-378-2111 • Wells Fargo Bank, 305 Argyle Ave., Friday Harbor. 360-378-2128 • Whidbey Island Bank, 535 Market St., Friday Harbor. 360-370-5641

Convenience stores

• Mosquito Fleet Mercantile, 1 Harrison St., No. 2, Friday Harbor. 360-378-4190 • The Big Store, 420 Argyle Ave., Friday Harbor. 360-378-2424 • The Little Store, 285Spring St., Friday Harbor. 360-378-4422 • Spring Street General Store, 135 Spring St., 360-378-4949

Street, Friday Harbor. 360-378-3238 • King’s Market, 160 Spring St., Friday Harbor. 360-378-4505 • Roche Harbor General Store, 360-378-5562

Laundry

• Blue Sky Laundry, Web Street and Sunshine Alley, Friday Harbor • Sunshine Dry Cleaners, 80 Web St., Friday Harbor. 360-378-7223 • Roche Harbor Village

Medical

• Emergency 911 (by cellphone, 360-378-4141) • Peace Island Medical Center, 1117 Spring St., Friday Harbor, 360-378-2141 • San Juan Healthcare, 689 Airport Center, Suite B, Friday Harbor. 360-378-1338

Public restrooms

Ferry Information

• American & English Camps • Friday Harbor ferry landing • Friday Harbor Marina • Jackson’s Beach • Lime Kiln State Park • Roche Harbor Village • Spring Street Landing • Sunshine Alley in FH

Groceries

• M&W Auto Sales and Rentals, 725 Spring St., Friday Harbor,

Dentist

• Friday Harbor Dentistry, Dr. Michael Horn, DDS, 530 Spring St., 360-378-4944 • WSF: 511 (in state), 360-378-8665 (Friday Harbor), 888-808-7977 (elsewhere). www. wsdot/wa.gov/ferries • Friday Harbor Market Place, Market

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San Juan: Continued from page 10 360-378-2886, 800-323-6037, www.sanjuanauto.com. Daily, weekly and monthly car rentals. Free shuttle in Friday Harbor. • Susie’s Mopeds, 125 Nichols St., Friday Harbor, 360-378-5244, www.susiesmopeds.com • Classic Cab Company, 360-378-7519 • Bob’s Taxi & Tours, 360-378-6777 • Friday Harbor Taxi, 360-298-4434 • Island Tours Taxi, 360-378-4453 • San Juan Taxi & Tours, 360-378-3550 • San Juan Transit, 360-378-8887 or 800-887-8387, www.sanjuantransit.com

Towing

• Island Towing, 600 Mullis St., Friday Harbor. 360-378-7000

Travel information

• San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, 135 Spring St., Friday Harbor. 360-378-5240. www.sanjuanisland.org • San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, 888-468-3701. www.VisitSanJuans.com

Veterinarian

• Animal Inn, Dr. Michelle Loftus, 25 Boyce Road, San Juan Island. 360-378-4735 • Harbor Veterinary Services, Dr. Susan Besel, 360-378-3959 • Islands Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Sonja Webster-Hills, 850A Mullis St., Friday Harbor. 360-378-2333; 24-hour, 360-378-7818 • Lighthouse Veterinary Housecalls, Dr. Tess Leonard, 360-378-4711

Outdoor Activities

• Camping and Hiking (see page 32 &33) • Biking (see page 34) • Wildlife and Whale Watching (see page 35&36)

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Population 5,387 • Square Miles 56.9

By Cali Bagby he Emerald Isle is bursting with 56.9 square miles of pristine lakes, magical vistas, green hillsides, peaceful bays and plenty of music, shopping and food to keep you busy. From an aerial view the island can be spotted easily because of its unique horseshoe or “saddlebag” shape that makes for a magnificently long shoreline and provides you with ample surfaces to enjoy more than a few sunsets. Geographically, Orcas is the largest of the islands with a population of 5,387 making it slightly less populated than its neighbor San Juan Island. Most of the island’s roads are rural and hilly, making a scenic ride for cyclists who want a challenge and drivers that want a peaceful view. Orcas Island is not named after the orca whales as one might expect, but rather, named after Don Juan Vincente de Guemes Pacheco Padilla Horcasitas y Aguayo Conde de Revilla Gigedo, the patron of a Spanish explorer and viceroy of Mexico. Across the island you’ll find a scattering of lovely inns, hotels and bed and breakfast retreats run by friendly locals. A wide variety of local artisan shops display colorful watercolors, hand-made soaps and jewelry and more. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes to satisfy your hunger after a long day of sightseeing. The Orcas ferry landing hosts accommodations, restaurants, a gourmet grocery and deli, post office, a few small shops, a public dock, boat rentals, whale watching, a water taxi, car, moped rentals, and a taxi service. To the east lies a woodsy residential area along Killebrew Lake Road; to the northwest, Orcas Road winds through grassy meadows

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toward the island’s center, Eastsound. The ferry landing is located on the south end of the western leg of the horseshoe also known as East Sound - not be confused with the town of Eastsound, which is one word. Leading left from the landing is Orcas Road, which will lead you to Eastsound. Eastsound Eastsound is home to an array of charming shops, restaurants and specialty boutiques. You’ll find a public library, a historical museum, grocery stores, a pharmacy, restaurants and more. Eastsound is also a great place to rent a kayak or sign up for a whale watch tour right in town. Along its north and south shorelines are three public parks. Buck park has a playground, skate park and soccer fields. Orcas Center offers a variety of musical, theatre and artistic offerings year-round. If you head south on Terrill Road, you’ll join up with the Orcas-to-Olga Highway as it winds south to Rosario and Moran State park. Moran State Park and Rosario Historic Rosario sits on the beautiful Cascade Bay. The Moran mansion was built in 1906 and is a must-see whether you’re a guest or not. The mansion is a museum of Orcas history including tales of a ghost in a red dress. The marina is a perfect spot for wildlife viewing. Southwest of Eastsound, Olga Road leads to Moran State Park, a 5,252-acre camping park with five freshwater lakes and over 30 miles of hiking trails. Atop the 2,409-foot-high Mt. Constitution, the highest point on the San Juans, stands a tower built by Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936. See ORCAS, Page 15 springtide 2013/14

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Orcas:

Continued from page 13 Olga Beyond the park, drive farther to Olga, with its eclectic art co-op and restaurant, and just after another bend or two, the road out to Obstruction Pass State Park, reveals a lovely pebbled beach and campgrounds. Doe Bay If you stay on the main road, the ride will take you to the hamlet of Doe Bay, with its historic resort hosting delicious food, clothing option hot tubs, open mic nights, rustic accommodations and a small shop. West Sound, Deer Harbor and West beach Let’s not forget West Sound and sunny Deer Harbor, which are on the southwestern prong of Orcas Island. West Sound features a cafe, a public dock and marina where float planes disembark. The small hamlet of Deer Harbor has lodging, a restaurant and two marinas offering kayak, boat and whale watching tours. And farther up the road you can stop in to the West Beach Resort for a family retreat or romantic getaway with a choice of camping or cottages. You can rent kayaks, canoes

and fishing gear. No matter where you go in Orcas you’re bound to see stunning scenery on an island that’s both peaceful and bustling - with plenty of hamlets, bays and shores to explore. For more information and maps of Orcas Island call 376-2273.

Where to find it on Orcas

ATMs

• Country Corner, corner of Terrill Beach and Crescent Beach roads, 360-376-6900 • Island Market, Eastsound, 360-376-6000 • Islanders Bank, Eastsound, 360-376-2265 • Key Bank, Eastsound, 360-376-2211 • Orcas Village Store, Ferry Landing, 360-376-2093 • Ray’s Pharmacy, Eastsound, 360-376-2230 • Village Stop, Eastsound, 360-376-2093

Convenience Stores

• Cascade Bay Grill and Dockside General Store, Rosario, 360-376-2222 • Country Corner, corner of Terrill Beach and Crescent Beach roads, 360-376-6900 • Deer Harbor Marina, Deer Harbor, 360-376-3037 • Village Stop, Eastsound, 360-376-2093 • West Beach Resort, West Beach, 360-376-2240

Ferry Information

• Washington State Ferries: 511

in state; 360-376-6253 at Orcas

Landing; 888-808-7977 elsewhere; www.wsdot/ wa.gov/ferries

Groceries

• Cascade Bay Grill and Dockside General Store, Rosario, 360-376-2222 • Island Market, Eastsound, 360-376-6000 • Orcas Homegrown, Eastsound, 360-376-2009 • Orcas Village Store, Ferry Landing, 360-376-8860

Medical

• Orcas Family Health Center, 1286 Mount Baker Road, eastbound, 360-376-7778 • Orcas Island Family Medicine, 33 Urner St., Suite 5, Eastsound, 360-376-2561 • Orcas Medical Center, 1269 Mount Baker Road, Eastsound, 360-376-2561 • Emergency 911

Service Stations

• Country Corner, corner of Terrill Beach and Crescent Beach roads, 360-376-6900 • Crescent Service, Crescent Beach Road just east of Eastsound, 360-376-4076 • Island Hardware (gas/ biodiesel), Crow Valley Road west of Eastsound, 360-376-4200

Towing

• Eastsound Towing, 360-376-5855 See ORCAS, Page 16

Pharmacy

• Ray’s Pharmacy, Eastsound, 360-376-2230

Public Restrooms

• Eastsound Village Square, Ferry Landing, Moran State Park, Orcas Island Library

Rental cars, mopeds and taxis

• Orcas Island Shuttle and Rental Car, 360-376-7433, www. orcasislandshuttle.com. • Orcas mopeds, Ferry landing, Eastsound, 360-376-5266, www.orcasmopeds.com • Orcas Island Taxi, 360-376-6900 • San Juan Transit, 360-378-8887 or 800-8878387, www.sanjuantransit.com

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Orcas: Continued from page 15 • Orcas Towing, 360-376-8697

Travel Information

• Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce, 360-376-2273 • San Juan Islands Visitor Bureau, 360-378-3277

Veterinary

• Jill Bates, Eastsound, 360-376-2675 • Orcas Veterinary Service, Eastsound, 360-376-6373 • Ronald Schuler, Eastsound, 360-376-6374

Outdoor Activities

• Camping and Hiking (see page 32 & 33) • Biking (see page 34) • Wildlife and Whale Watching (see page 35 & 36)

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By Cali Bagby isiting Lopez is like traveling back in time to an era where everyone knows everyone. A time when people still wave and say hello to everyone, including unfamiliar faces. A time when the noise of highways is replaced by the lapping of waves against pebbly shores. Lopez is known for its laid-back style that can be seen in the people as well as the landscape, which hosts gently rolling hills, peaceful farmlands, pristine beaches with plenty of room to stretch your legs and an abundance of vistas to marvel. The spectacular beaches and views should be added to every visitor’s to do list. Odlin County Park and Spencer Spit State Park are great places to enjoy a barbecue or a picnic while winged wildlife like bald eagles and osprey fly overhead. Iceberg Point, Shark Reef Park and Watmough Head offer solitude and beauty. Lopez also touts a wealth of farmland. Grazing sheep and herds of cattle, as well as farmers who feature such local products as Kobe beef, organic strawberries and grapes for wine. Lopez is named for Gonzalo Lopez de Haro a Spanish sea captain who explored the islands in 1791. And it only takes a 45 minute ferry ride from Anacortes to get to Lopez Island, which will give you just enough time to get a look at some of the beautiful scenery. Then it’s just a four-mile drive to the village, the hub of the island. If you arrive on bike you can tour the flat terrain, which makes it a popular cycling destination for visitors from across the country. So popular that the island hosts the Tour de Lopez, an annual non-competitive bicycle tour through the scenic landscape of the island on the last weekend in April. Throughout the year look for different activities, like the Winter Village Gathering held on the Friday after Thanksgiving at dusk or a wide array of musical events at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts, The Galley Restaurant and Lounge or the historic Woodmen Hall. Also, check the bulletin boards at the markets for announcements on a wealth of art shows, concerts and cultural and social events, which occur year round. Visitors can spend time browsing through the various shops and stop for lunch or have a coffee at one of the cafes or eateries. In the village, you’ll also find the Historical Museum, Thrift Shop, bank, community center, library, medical clinic, fire stations, post office and skate park. In the center of the island, you’ll find Lopez School and the hardware and lumber store. Accommodations on the island include a motel, bed and breakfasts, vacation home rentals and three campgrounds.

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Where to find it on Lopez Island:

ATMs

• Islanders Bank, Lopez Village • Lopez Village Market, Lopez Village

Ferry Information

• Washington State Ferries: 511 in state or 1-888-808-7977

Fuel

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Pharmacy

• South End General Store, 360-468-2315

Restrooms

Groceries & Supplies

• Blossom Organic Groceries, 360-468-2204 • Lopez Village Market, 360-468-2266 • South End General Store, 360-468-2315

Medical

• Lopez Island Medical Clinic, 360-468-2245

• Lopez Island Pharmacy, 360-468-2616 • Ferry landing • Lopez Village & Odlin Park • Shark Reef Park • Spencer Spit State Park

• Lopez Chamber of Commerce, 360-468-4664, www.lopezisland.com • San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, 360-378-3277, www.visitsanjuans.com

Veterinary Services

• Ark Veterinary Clinic, 360-468-2477 • Community Animal Health, 360-468-2553 • Emergency 911 (for medical, fire and police)

Vineyard

• Lopez Island Vineyards, 724 Fisherman Bay Rd., 360-468-3644

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• Camping and Hiking (see page 32 & 33) • Biking (see page 34) • Wildlife and Whale Watching (see page 35 & 36)

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By Colleen Smith Armstrong nacortes is your point of departure for the San Juans, but don’t just pass through on your way to the ferry. The city of 16,800 people has many outdoor attractions. There are 20 parks, 3,200 acres of city-owned forests, 20 miles of saltwater shoreline and four freshwater lakes. Washington Park, just beyond the ferry terminal at the west end of Anacortes, is the largest park at 200 acres. It features 74 campsites, a boat launch, a playground, sandy beaches and picnic shelter. It is also the ancestral home of the Samish Indian Nation, which is headquartered in Anacortes. Samish people are heavily involved in environmental projects in the area, including the development of the Fidalgo Bay Resort with 148 RV sites at the head of Fidalgo Bay. In historic Anacortes, the Samish Nation operates the Gallery of Native Arts, featuring works of Pacific Northwest artists. Commercial Street is the main drag through Anacortes. It has plenty of hustle and bustle with restaurants, hotels, grocery stores and various shops. Keep going and you’ll get to pleasant

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historic downtown Anacortes with art galleries, antique shops and more delightful restaurants. Be on the lookout for buildings with colorful murals painted by local artist Bill Mitchell. Many more of the 125-plus murals can be found in “Old Town” at the north end of Commercial Street, where art galleries and antique shops proliferate. Anacortes hosts a diverse line-up of events throughout the year such as the Waterfront Festival on June 1 and 2, the Unknown Music Series July 19-21, the Arts Festival Aug. 2-4 and the largest motorcycle run in the Pacific Northwest, Oyster Run Motorcycle Rally on Sept. 22. For more information about all the happenings in Anacortes, visit www.anacortes.org, www.anacortesunknown. com, www.anacortesartsfestival.com or www.oysterrun.org.

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By Dennis Ryan of the San Juan Arts Council rts and culture serve to bring people together to share common experiences, stimulating our imaginations and helping to foster a rich and varied quality of life, vibrant economy, and unique sense of place. The San Juan Islands are alive with art, as evidenced in the annual free, open art studio tours (San Juan Island: June 1-2, Orcas Island: August 16 – 18, Lopez Island: August 31-September 1) and the rich and varied programs offered at performing arts centers on each of the main islands. As measured by the 2011 Creative Vitality Index, the county’s creative sector of its economy was almost double that of the state. Art gallery and individual artist sales for 2010 in San Juan County were significantly more per capita than any other county in the state. Galleries on the islands feature a full range of fine arts and crafts, many of them associated with the special sense of place qualities of the San Juan archipelago – a combination of the sea, unique land forms and the associated flora and fauna, the Pacific Northwest maritime climate and the history and arts of the native culture. In Friday Harbor, the San Juan Islands Museum of Art presents inspiring and engaging exhibitions and lectures particularly visual arts of the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada. Local artists offer arts and crafts at the summer Farmers’ Markets. Musicians abound with venues ranging from the impromptu and casual of a fourth of July picnic after the parade or live music on the village green to special music events and concerts with national and international artists. The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is a yearlong program and Island Stage Left in Friday Harbor offers Shakespeare under the stars every summer and performances indoors the rest of the year.

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Art Museums Orcas Island

• Lambiel Museum. Tours by appointment every day. 360-376-4544. www.lambielmuseum.org

San Juan Island

• San Juan Island Museum of Art, 232 A St., Friday Harbor, Th-Sun., 360-370-5050, www.sjima.org • Westcott Bay Sculpture Park, Roche Harbor, 360-370-5050, www.sjima.org

Performing Arts Lopez Island

• Lopez Center for Community and the Arts, 204 Village Road, 360-468-2203, www.lopezcenter.org • Woodmen Hall, 4102 Fisherman Bay Road, www.friendsofwoodmenhall.org

Orcas Island

• Odd Fellows Hall, 112 Haven Road, Eastsound, 360-376-5640, www.oddshall.org • Orcas Center, 917 Mount Baker Road, Eastsound, 360-376-2281, www.orcascenter.org • Orcas Grange/Actors Theater of Orcas, Orcas Road, Eastsound, 360317-5601, www.orcasactors.com

San Juan Island

• Island Stage Left, 1062 Wold Road, San Juan Island, 360-378-5649, www.islandstageleft.org • San Juan Community Theatre, 100 Second St., Friday Harbor, 360-378-3210, www.sjctheatre.org

Galleries & Studios Lopez Island

• Jean Behnke, studio and art consultant, by appointment, 360-468-3893 • Chimera Gallery, Artist’s Cooperative, Lopez Village, 360-468-3265, www.chimeragallery.com • Colin Goode Gallery & Studio, Th.-Sun. 10-5, 95 Village Road, 360-468-4715, www.colingoodegallery.com • Gallery 10, Colleen James, Summer: open daily at noon, Lopez Village,360-468-4910 • Heart Days, 222 Cross Road, May-Sept., call 360-468-2913 • Island Fibers, 4208 Port Stanley Rd., by app’t, 468-2467, www.islandfibers.com • Lopez Co-op of Fine Craft Artisans, 265 Lopez Road, Lopez Village, 360-468-3818 • Lydia Arts, by appointment, 360-468-4998 • Christa Malay Studios & Gallery, 341 Shoal Bay Lane, 360-468-2159, www.christamalay.com • Red House Pottery, Jeffrey Hanks, 94 Islandale Road, 360-468-3028 • Ron Norman Metal Sculpture, by appointment, 360-468-3642 • Steve Horn Photographer, Friendly Isle Building, Lopez Village, 360-468-2100, www.stevehorn.net • The Quilter’s Studio, Anne Dawson, 77 Village Rd., 360-468-4677 • Windswept Studios & Fine Art, 783 Port Stanley Road, www.windsweptstudios.com

Orcas Island

• Gayle Keith Ashley Gallery/Studio, 109 North Beach Road, Eastsound Square, 360-376-3878, www.thecreativeedgegallery.com • Crow Valley Pottery (The Cabin), 2274 Orcas Road, 360-376-4260, www.crowvalley.com • Crow Valley Pottery & Gallery, 296 Main St., Eastsound, 360-376-5260, www.crowvalley.com • Dwight Duke Studios, call for app’t, 360-376-6544, www.dwightduke.org. • Howe Art Gallery, 1/4 mile west of Eastsound, 360-376-2945, www.howeart.net • James Hardman Gallery, 11 Point Lawrence Road, Olga, 360-376-4588, www.jameshardman.com • Jerry Weatherman/Olga Pottery, 6928 Olga Road, Olga, 360-376-4648, www.olgapottery.com • Orcas Arts & Gifts, 245 Main St., 360-941-7297 • Orcas Island Artworks, co-op, 11 Point Lawrence Road, Olga, 360-376-4408, www.orcasartworks.com • Orcas Island Pottery, 338 Old Pottery Road, 360-376-2813, www.orcasislandpottery.com • Spees Art, 111 Harper Road, 360-376-4084 • The Waterfront Gallery, 344 Prune Alley, 360-376-5949

San Juan Island

• Anne Sheridan Photography, 135 Second Street, 360-378-7286 • Arctic Raven Gallery, 130 S. First Street, 360-378-3433 • Beth Hetrick, Imagine Art Studios, mbh@rockisland.com, 360-378-8375 • Concepia, 310A Spring St., 360-378-FOTO • Dan Levin Originals, 50 First St., 360-378-2051, www.heartoftheislands.com • Friday Harbor Art Studio & Custom Framing, 30 Web St., 360-378-5788, www.fridayharborartstudio.com • Gallery San Juan & Framing, 232 A St., Suite 6, 360-378-1376. • GreenWinds, Kristy Gjerde, 360-378-3558 • Stewart Luckman, 143 Sweetgrass Lane, Portland Fair, 360-370-5302 • Matthew Bray Palmer, sculptor, Danielle Dean Palmer, photographer, 835-A Argyle Ave., www.matthewgraypalmer.com, 360-370-5520 • Island Studios, 270 Spring St., 360-378-6550 • Michael Bertrand Photography, Roche Harbor Village, 360-317-6622, www.michaelbertrandphotography.com • Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle St., 360-378-3060, www.waterworksgallery.com springtide 2013/14

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By Steve Wehrly he Farmers Markets on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan islands have become a great shopping experience and community gathering place for locals and visitors alike. There’s always music and handheld foods to occupy your ears, hands and mouth as you stroll from booth to booth selecting from an amazing variety of fruits, berries, vegetables (arrive early to get the best tomatoes), fresh seafood and frozen meats, eggs, condiments and sauces, cheeses, pasta and breads - and lots of gorgeous flowers and healthy nursery plants. Fiber artists, jewelers, photographers and other artists offer their wares alongside natural cosmetics and medicinals. Plus, you get to meet the farmers, fishermen, artists, bakers and cooks who put the goods on the tables.

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The Lopez Island Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lopez Village, next to the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts. More than 40 vendors show and sell everything from produce to pickles, from prints to pottery – all of it produced locally by local farmers and artists. Some notable products: herbs, flowers, meat; Plein Air paintings and garden sculpture; jewelry from beach glass, agate and sea stones; photographs on cards and calendars; and medicinal herbal teas, salves, oil. For more info, go to www.lopezfarmersmarket.com.

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May to the last weekend of September on the Village Green in the heart of Eastsound. During October and through most of November, the market meets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oddfellows Hall, on Haven Street just south of Main Street on the way to Madrona Point. All items sold in the market are grown or crafted by Orcas Island farmers and artisans. The market includes produce, much of it organic, crafts, art, jewelry, clothing, pottery, food and drink vendors, and some of Orcas Island’s service organizations (historical museum, master gardeners). Everyone is welcome. Parking is where you find it. Public restrooms available on the park grounds. Leashed dogs are permitted. For market info, orcasislandfarmersmarket.org; Email: OrcasIslandFarmersMarket@gmail.com; phone: Jennifer Pietsch, Market Manager (360)317-8342.

San Juan

The San Juan Island Farmers’ Market was founded in 1987 by farmers wanting to sell their products directly to the public. It has grown to 35 vendors, including farmers, crafters, food processors, service providers, and local non-profits. Stop by the market for fruits, vegetable, flowers, herbs, goat cheese, eggs, heirloom tomatoes, jams and jellies, baked goods, sushi, sausages, sustainably harvested tuna, shellfish, grass-fed meats, and much more. New this season: mushrooms! And check out the fine selection of locally made arts and crafts. The San Juan Island Farmers Market is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., mid-April through the third week of October. Info, www.sjifarmersmarket.com.

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By Russel Barsh and and silt. PreocMadrona Murphy cupied with ong ago, before the trade and earning a good Boston men and name, Salish Sea merchants King George men had little interest in viocame, there were already lence, and suffered periodic sails – or “paxwun” in slave raids by the Xwtiwul, Lkungenung, the Coast or Northern Pacific Coast Salish language – over the groups such as the Haida, Salish Sea. Cattail-mat routinely using intermediarsails stitched together with ies like the Kwakwaka’wakaw tough twisted nettle twine, (Kwakiutl) to ransom back floating over hollowed out their relatives. This changed cedar boats, carrying goat when the Xwtiwul began wool from the mountains, buying British and Spanish dog-hair blankets and dry Contributed photo / Jefferson County Historical Society muskets in the 1770s. Lkunsalmon from the islands, genung villages in the islands sturgeon from Shnew’ilhh A “ family” size canoe with a traditional square sail. constructed defensive earthalso known as the Fraser works, traces of which can still be seen, and by the 1820s River. Smoked oysters and clams and smoked salmon-egg began relocating to better defended sites on the mainland, caviar, sweet pit-roasted camas cakes and obsidian came returning to the islands only to maintain gardens and fisherfrom the far north and agates were discovered east beyond ies. By the 1850s, only a handful of great cedar plank houses the mountains. Like the sailors that followed them, Lkunremained in what is now San Juan County, leaving settlers to genung-speaking pilots of these ancient vessels took heed of assume that there never had been year-round villages in the the southwest wind or “schuss” and avoided the rip tides or islands notwithstanding the evidence of archaeology, early “xwunguluq’un,” which boil between the islands twice a day. explorers’ notes and Lkungenung oral history. They sang for fair weather or “thu’luqsut,” and longed for the first sight of the far shore called “e’th’kwulhh.” What we now call the Salish Sea was a miniature Mediterranean with more than a hundred cedar plank house villages speaking a half dozen languages, but linked together by trade routes, strategic marriages, business partnerships and sails. Like the Mediterranean, the Salish Sea sustained a complex economy that included fishing with nets, traps and long lines; cultivation of camas, chocolate lilies, Columbia lilies, and native onions and carrots in fenced family gardens; and weaving blankets, capes, hats, leggings and belts from dog hair mixed with goat wool, duck down and vegetable fiber, which necessitated managing, feeding and annually shearing large dog flocks. Shellfish beds were artificially extended behind jetties, and specialty gardens for fresh vegetables were built along shorelines with check dams to catch runoff water

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By Colleen Smith Armstrong he San Juan Islands are paradise for pooches. From glistening sea water to soft mountain trails, it’s doggy heaven here. Hiking, swimming, exploring … the possibilities are endless for keeping your canine entertained. Orcas Island is home to a fenced, off-leash area on the corner of Mt. Baker and North Beach Roads just north of Eastsound. It is open daily until dusk. For more information, go to http://www.orcasdogpark.org/. On San Juan Island, Eddie and Friends’ Dog Park is a fenced, off-leash park on Mullis Street in Friday Harbor. It is open daily from 7 a.m. until dusk. The park also has an optional-use fenced area just for small and/or older dogs. For more information, go to www.islandrec.org/parks/eddie-

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friends-dog-park/. While the islands are very pet-friendly, San Juan County has a leash law for animals in public places. And places like the national and state parks, Moran State Park and the land bank and preservation trust properties all require your pets be on a leash. Picking up after your dog is also encouraged. Many places have bags and trash cans to deposit your pets’ waste. San Juan and Orcas have two wonderful animal shelters that welcome visitors of all ages to interact with the dogs and cats. The Orcas Animal Shelter is located at 84A Hope Lane in Eastsound. Visit www.orcaspets.org or call 376-6777 for more information. The Friday Harbor Animal Protection Society is located at 111 Shelter Drive. For additional information, visit www.apsfh.org/ or call 378-2158.

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By Cali Bagby he islands are like a great natural playground with wildlife to admire and plenty of terrain to explore. San Juan Island Take in a play or concert at the San Juan Community Theatre, or visit the Whale Museum. Visit the light house at Lime Kiln State Park, then watch for whales or orcas. False Bay hosts tide pools where curious eyes may spy more than a few creatures like crabs, tiny fish and limpets. South Beach has hiking trails through the scrub, a long stretch of sandy beach and bright-eyed foxes. You might want to hike up Mt. Young for a beautiful view, play a game of pick-up at Sunken Park’s basketball court, or stroll through the Westcott Bay Reserve sculpture garden. Lakedale Resort offers small craft rentals, fishing and swimming for a small fee. Roche Harbor Village and San Juan Fitness both have swimming pools open to the public for a fee. The county fair in midAugust offers youngsters a host of fun. The San Juan County Fairgrounds also offer a playground and a skate park. Paradise Lanes has bowling, pool, air hockey,

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video games. Check out summer activities through San Juan Island Park and Rec at www.islandrec.org. If you want a high-adrenaline adventure visit Zip San Juan. They will zip you through forest canopies and over luscious wetlands. Orcas Island Eastsound offers some great little parks, like Waterfront Park, where the grassy area spreads out like a giant blanket. Buck Park hosts a world-famous skate park, soccer fields, playgrounds and basketball and tennis courts. Don’t miss Moran State Park. Bring your buckets and shovels to Cascade Lake’s sandy swimming area and playground. Rent a peddleboat, lunch at the picnic tables, cast a line from the fishing dock, or follow the trail to the “jumping tree” that leans out over the lake. Visit the salmon hatchery at the day use area, or follow one of the park’s many hiking trails. If you want to camp, reserve early. The Funhouse-Commons play center is another mustsee packed with entertaining activities for kids. For info, www.thefunhouse.org. Lopez Island Gentle terrain allows for leisurely bike rides, especially when pulling a tot-trailer.

You can prowl the beach and woods at Odlin Park or head to Spencer Spit State Park. Massive piles of driftwood tossed about the long, sandy beach make the perfect playground. Other parks include Shark Reef Park and Agate Beach County Park at the south end of the island. The Family Resource Center is the first stop for summer activities on Lopez

Island. With a plethora of workshops for all ages, you’re likely to find something to fit your fancy. The center hosts sports camps, kayak lessons, sailing lessons, outdoor daily explorations, art classes and more! For info, visit www. lifrc.org or call 468-4117. Register online so you can sign up for classes while planning your trip to the island.

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By Anna Haefele ere in the San Juans, you’ll find peaceful and scenic camping. The local campgrounds, both public and private, offer a variety of trails, beaches, activities, and scenic views, so there’s something to be enjoyed by everyone. No matter where you decide to stay, you’ll be close enough to town to pick up anything you need, explore the shops, and enjoy the unique island communities. Plus, here in the shadow of the Olympics, odds are you’ll enjoy superb summer weather. To make a reservation at a county park, visit sanjuanco. com/CAMP/parkreservations/. To make a reservation at a state park, visit parks.wa.gov/reservations/. Below is a list of private and public campgrounds in the San Juans. San Juan Island

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• San Juan County Park—Located on the west side, this popular scenic park looks out over the Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan De Fuca to Vancouver Island and beyond. Park amenities include water, picnic areas, toilets, beaches, and a boat launch. It has 20 campsites, and reservations are recommended from May-Sept. (360-378-8420)

Lopez Island

• Odlin County Park— Odlin is situated on the waterfront, edged by a stretch of sandy beach. Odlin boasts 30 campsites, toilets, water, a boat launch, a dock, a baseball field, and a group picnic area, and is

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an ideal family campground. (360-378-8420) • Spencer Spit State Park—Located on 138 acres on the north end, Spencer Spit has 16 mooring bouys and 37 campsites, including group camps and a Water Trail site, Spencer Spit offers water, toilets, picnic areas, hiking trails and kayaks. (360-468-2251)

Orcas Island

• Moran State Park: Stationed on 5,252 Orcas Island acres, Moran State Park features five lakes, 151 campsites, 30 miles of hiking trails, 11 miles of bike trails, six miles of horseback riding trails, and a playground, as well as the scenic lookout atop Mt. Constitution. Kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats are also available for rent, and both showers and restrooms are at hand. (360-376-2326)

Shaw Island

• Shaw Island County Park: Overlooking Indian Cove on the southern edge of the island, Shaw Island County Park offers 11 campsites near and along the longest stretch of sandy beach in the San Juans. (360-378-8420)

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• Marine Parks are a wonderful way for boaters and kayakers to explore the archipelago’s outlying and lesser known islands. Patos Island has seven campsites and a lighthouse, Blind Island Marine park offers four marine sites and four mooring buoys, while Turn Island boasts 12 sites and three mooring buoys. Sites on Jones and Sucia Islands can be reserved (360-376-2073).

Private Campgrounds

• Lakedale Resort, San Juan Island: www.lakedale.com, 360378-2350 • Snug Harbor Marina Resort, San Juan Island: www. snugresort.com, 360-378-4762 • Mitchell Bay Landing, San Juan Island: www.mitchellbaylanding. com, 360-378-9296 • Lopez Farm Cottages & Tent Camping, Lopez: www.lopezfarmcottages.com, 800-440-2556 • Doe Bay Resort & Retreat, east Orcas Island: www. doebay.com, 360-376-2291 • West Beach Resort, Orcas Island: www.westbeachresort.com, 877-937-8224


TAKE A STROLL ON THE ISLANDS By Bob Myhr hether a steep climb up Mount Constitution or a stroll along the side of a less traveled road, an opportunity to enjoy a walk in the islands is always here. There are never ending choices to get out and stretch your legs. It’s impossible to cover all the opportunities. Here are a few ideas and websites: On Orcas, try the perennial well-marked favorites in Moran State Park: the level paths around Cascade or Mountain Lakes or take the climb all the way to the lookout on Mount Constitution (parks.wa.gov/Moran). Over on the west side are the two new challenging, but view-rewarding land bank hikes up Turtleback Mountain. The southeast Morn-

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ing Ridge Trail provides a gentler initial grade and connects to the Ship Peak Overlook on the way to the summit and on over to North Trail/Waldron Overlook (sjclandbank.org). Beyond the sidewalks of Friday Harbor, the San Juan Island National Historical Park affords walking adventures at American Camp with sweeping views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and possible orca whale sightings. To the northwest, English Camp has trails to the open Parade Ground, through the woods, and up to the cemetery and breathtaking views to Canada from the top of Mount Young. Connector trails lead to Roche Harbor Highlands and the Mitchell Hill property (nps. gov/sajh/). The quiet roads on Shaw are great for walking. From the ferry hike Blind Bay Road

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to Squaw Bay Road, and on to Indian Cove Road to Shaw South Beach County Park or to the end of Hoffman Cove Road (wta.org). On southeast Lopez, the San Juan Islands National Monument lands of Iceberg Point or Point Colville and Chadwick Hill provide trails that emerge from quiet

woodlands out to great views of Admiralty Inlet (blm.gov/ or/districts). Or on southwest Lopez hike into Shark Reef Sanctuary (sanjuanco. com/parks) or head to central Lopez, and now the most undiscovered hiking venue, to the highest point on the friendly isle, Lopez Hill (lopezhill.org).

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By Scott Rasmussen he San Juan Islands have been a mecca for bicyclists of all levels and skill since the day they were first “discovered,” some 40 years ago. A trademark of all four ferry-served islands are their two-lane roads that twist and turn along miles of rural countryside, or that trace along a glistening waterfront or meander through a shady, forested glen.

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The island’s flat terrain is ideal for bicyclists of any caliber. The island offers a perfect opportunity for a relaxed and scenic ride. The trek from the ferry landing to Odlin County Park is about a mile, and Spencer Spit State Park, situated along the shore of Swift’s Bay and

Lopez Sound, is about two miles away, to the east of the county park. The ride from the ferry landing to Lopez Village is an easy four-mile ride. From there, heading south, on either Fisherman Bay or Center Roads is perhaps 10 miles away, at best.

Orcas Island

Its hilly terrain is a hallmark of Orcas Island. Of the four main islands, it can prove the most challenging, if you let it. From Orcas Village, where the ferry comes and goes, Eastsound, the island’s commercial core, is about nine miles to the north. There are a few hills along the way, but so is the picturesque, postcard-perfect farmland of Crow Valley. Not far from Orcas Village is Deer Harbor Road, an attractive, mostly level, though curvy, route that leads to

island’s westside. Rosario Resort and Moran State Park, among the state’s largest, are about four miles east of Eastsound. Moran State Park is home to Cascade Lake and Mt. Constitution, which is 2,409 feet.

San Juan Island

The terrain of San Juan and its bicycle routes are somewhere in between those of Lopez and Orcas, with a healthy dose of hills and flat farmland. Four main roads lead out of Friday Harbor. Bicyclists prefer either the northern-most route, Roche Harbor Road, which leads to Lakedale Resort, and then to Roche Harbor Resort, or the southern-most, Cattle Point Road. The Cattle Point trek takes you to South Beach, and American Camp. And West Side Road has views of the Olympic Mountains.

Shaw Island

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he islands have spectacular backgrounds to accompany any golf game. Imagine teeing off in the midst of rolling farmlands and a view of snow-peaked mountain ranges. And because of the island’s location in the Pacific Northwest rainshadow you will have your fair share of sunny days. Just take a look at the following golf clubs and tournaments to get a taste of island “greens.”

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• San Juan Golf & Country Club, 806 Golf Course Road,

pleasant ride. Though you’re unlikely to encounter much traffic, the main route, Blind Bay Road, has some sharp bends, so remain vigilant.

Bicycle & Moped rentals Lopez Island

• Lopez Bicycle Works, 2847 Fisherman Bay Road. 360-468-2847, www.lopezbicycleworks.com • Village Cycles, bike rentals, repair and accessories, 9 Old Post Road, Suite A, Lopez Village, 360468-4013, www.villagecycle.net

Orcas Island

• Dolphin Bay Bicycles, Orcas Village, 360-376-4157, www. rockisland/~dolphin/ • Orcas Mopeds, Orcas Village, 360-376-5266, www. orcasmopeds.com • Wildlife Cycles, 350 North Beach Road, Eastsound, 360-376-4708, www.wildlifecycles.com

San Juan Island

• Island Bicycles, 380 Argyle Ave., Friday Harbor, 360-378-4941, www.islandbicycles.com • Susie’s Mopeds, 125 Nichols St., Friday Harbor, 360-378-5244, www.susiesmopeds.com

360-378-2254, www.sanjuangolfandcountryclub.com Tournaments: May 31 & June 1, Celebrity Charity Golf Classic; Leo’s Tournament, June 2; San Juan Open, June 21 - June 23. Junior golf camp: Ages 8+, June 24 - 27.

Orcas Island

• Orcas Golf Club, 2171 Orcas Road, Eastsound, 360-376-4400. www.orcasgolf.com Tournaments: June 30, Orcas Christian School benefit w/auction; September 7, Orcas Center Classic (18 years).

Lopez Island

• Lopez Island Golf Club, 589 Airport Road, Lopez, 360-468-2679, www.lopezislandgolf.com Tournaments, members only: McConaghy Tournament in May; President’s Cup, June; Club Championship, Aug. 13 and 15; King and Queen Tournament, Sept. 8.


By Scott Rasmussen he best way to experience the heart and soul of the San Juans lies in getting outdoors and enjoying an adventure.

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Kayaking

Almost any island archipelago is an ideal place to launch a kayak. It just so happens that the San Juans are probably the best. That’s no secret to legions of experienced paddlers who each and every year make a trek to the islands, or through them. That group has come to cherish what first-time paddlers quickly discover. There’s nothing quite like the taste of the marine air or the sight of an otter and its quizzical stare or the sense of being at home out on the water with the shoreline only a stone’s throw away. And if you encounter killer whales passing along, what could be more exhilarating? There’s an abundance of kayak companies on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan offering rental equipment and guided tours, from half-day to multi-day packages. And if you’ve never cruised across the water in a kayak, there’s plenty of experienced paddlers to show you how it’s done.

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Boating

Whether under sail or powered by a propeller, exploring the islands by boat is both a time-honored tradition, and one that more visitors take advantage of than you might think. Reserving a spot with one of the many whale watch companies is a perfect way to witness the celebrated orca whales. But there are local businesses that have sailboats or powerboats to be chartered or rented.

Kayak tours, rentals Anacortes

• Anacortes Kayak Tours, 1801 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. 800-992-1801, www.anacorteskayaktours.com • Sea Kayak Shop, 2515 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes. 360-2992300, www.seakayakshop.com

Lopez Island

• Cascadia Kayaks, 135 Lopez Road, Building A, 360-468-3008, www.cascadiakayaks.com • Lopez Island Kayaks, Fisherman Bay Marina. 360-468-2847, www. lopezkayaks.com • Outer Islands Expeditions at Lopez Islander Resort near Lopez Village, 360-3763711, www.outerislandx.com

Orcas Island

• Body Boat Blade International, Inc., 310 Prune Alley, Eastsound, 360-376-5388, www.bodyboatblade.com. (Lessons only) • Crescent Beach Kayak Rental, 239 Crescent Beach

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Road, 360-376-2464, www. crescentbeachkayaks.com • North Shore Charters5164 Deer Harbor Rd., 360-378-4855 • Orcas Island Kayaking, at Lieber Haven Resort and Marina, 1945 Obstruction Pass Road, 360-3762472, www.orcasislandkayaks.com • Orcas Outdoors Sea Kayak Tours, at the Orcas ferry landing, 360-376-4611, www.orcasoutdoors.com • HandCrafted Kayaks, skin-onframe kayak tours, 360-376-3677 • Outer Islands Expeditions, Eastsound, 360-376-3711, www.outerislandx.com • Shearwater Adventures, 360-3764699, www.shearwaterkayaks.com • Spring Bay Kayaking, at Spring Bay Inn, Olga, 360-3765531, www.springbayinn.com • West Beach Resort, 190 Waterfront Way, 877-WEST-BCH, www.westbeachresort.com

San Juan Island

• Crystal Seas Kayaking, 877-7327877, www.crystalseas.com • Discovery Sea Kayaks, 185 First St., 866-461-2559, www.

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By Cali Bagby he islands are home to three endangered resident orca pods. Lime Kiln State Park has the nation’s only park set aside for land-based whale watching. The whales are called “residents” because they spend much of the year here. To learn more, visit www. whaleresearch.com and www. whale-museum.org. Whale-watch and wildlife tour boats are found in Deer Harbor on Orcas, Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor and Snug Harbor on San Juan and Barlow Bay on Lopez. The islands are also home to one of the largest eaglenesting populations in the continental United States. The San Juans have the highest concentration of bald

tures.com • Orcas Island Eclipse Charters, Orcas Village, 376-6566, 800-376-6566, www.orcasislandwhales.com • Outer Islands Expeditions, Eastsound, 376-3711, on boat 360-622-6562, www. outerislandx.com

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A resident killer whale leaps out of San Juan waters.

eagles in Washington state. The islands also are home to barn owls, red hawks, golden eagles, osprey, peregrine falcons and turkey vultures. Beyond the shore, harbor seals, sea otters and Dall’s porpoises. Minke whales also frequent these waters. On land, black-tailed deer are

ubiquitous throughout the islands. On San Juan, foxes hunt and play on the American Camp prairie. If you see an injured wild animal, call Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 360-378-5000. If you see a stranded marine mammal, call the Marine Mammal Stranding Network, 800562-8832.

Lopez Island

• Barlow Bay Charters, 468-3388 • Outer Islands Expeditions at Lopez Island Resort near Lopez Village, 376-3711, on boat 622-6562, www.outerislandx.com

Orcas Island

• Deer Harbor Charters, 376-5989, 800-544-5758, www.deerharborcharters. com • North Shore Charters, 3764855, www.orcasislandadven-

• Captain Carli’s Whale Watch Tours, Friday Harbor, 3780302, 1-888-221-1331, www. carliwhalewatch.com • Cap’n Howard’s Sailing Charters, daytime – 370-5855, evenings – 378-3958, www.capnhoward.com • Maya’s Westside Charters, Snug Harbor, 378-7996, 622-6305, www.mayaswhalewatch.biz • OnBoard Tours, 317-5705, onboardtourswhales.wordpress.com • San Juan Excursions, Friday Harbor, 800-809-4253, www. watchwhales.com • San Juan Outfitters, Roche Harbor, 866-810-1483, 3781962 www.sanjuanislandoutfitters.com • San Juan Safaris, Friday Harbor, 1-800-450-6858, www. sanjuansafaris.com • Legacy Charters, Cannery Landing, 622-6070, 378-3744, http://www.legacycharters.org • Victoria-San Juan Cruises, Friday Harbor, 1-800-443-4552, 738-8099, www.whales.com • Western Prince Whale & Wildlife Tours, Friday Harbor, 800-757-6722, 378-5315, www. orcawhalewatch.com

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Shaw Island

Shaw Island is slightly less than eight square miles and is the smallest of the San Juans’ four ferry-served islands. It’s tallest peak, Ben Nevis Hill, weighs in at a mere 385 feet. But Shaw Island certainly is a treasure. Shaw is home to a pair of biological preserves and about 150 year-round residents. It hosts two orders of Catholic nuns, each with its own monastery. It boasts a former one-room schoolhouse (built in the 1890s) that’s listed on the state and the national registers of historic places. Its library and historical museum, housed together in a log cabin that in the past functioned as a post office, are located directly across the road from the Little Red Schoolhouse, on Blind Bay Road.

Birding

Early spring has an abundance of winged creatures, as wintering birds have not yet left and southern migrants are arriving. Audubon field trips visit

quiet bays looking for ducks, loons, and grebes. Trumpeter swans, hummingbirds and mountain bluebirds are also around. Mornings in May and June are filled with song. Winter wrens’ penny whistle song brightens gray skies. Summer is a quiet, secretive time as young are on the nest. July 1 is the official beginning of shorebird migration. Bird numbers have more than doubled, counting adults and youngsters, and they are on the move. For info, visit www.sjiaudubon.org.

Diving

Swaths of eelgrass, plumose anemones and colorful fish are just a few sights you will see while diving in the San Juans’ undersea world. The tides and terrain of the San Juans, along with a steady influx of nutrients from the nearby Fraser, Skagit and Snohomish rivers, combine to create a veritable Disneyland for the underwater enthusiast. Jacques Cousteau considered the archipelago his secondfavorite diving spot in the world. Whom to call: In Friday Harbor: Na-

knek Charters, 2 Spring St., 378-9297; www.naknekcharters.com In Anacortes: Anacortes Diving & Supply, 2502 Commercial Ave., (360) 293-2070; www.anacortesdiving.com

Museums

All four ferry-served islands, Lopez, Orcas, San Juan and Shaw, are home to its own historical society and historical museum as well. Each is a great place to start on a trek back in time. Check out the list below for more info.

• Lopez Island Historical Museum, Lopez Village. 468-2049, www.lopezmuseum.org • Orcas Island Historical Museum, Eastsound. 376-4869, www.orcasmusuem.org • San Juan Island Historical Museum, Friday Harbor. 360-378-3949, www.sjmuseum.org. • Shaw Island Library/Historical Museum, 360-468-4068, www.shawislanders.org

Other museums:

• The Whale Museum (Friday Harbor): www.whale-museum.org • American Legion Veterans Museum (Friday Harbor): 360-378-5705, www.post163. org • San Juan Aviation Museum (Friday Harbor Airport)

Come to beautiful Orcas Island and experience touring mountain vistas in a 1912 Stanley Steamer, as it was done 100 years ago. One hundred years ago the Stanley Automobile Company had developed the most powerful and dependable automobiles made in America. The largest and most unique was the Model 88 Mountain Wagon. For many years, Washington’s mountains were home to a fleet of these machines. Come join us on a two-hour tour and picnic up Mt. Constitution in Moran State Park for one of the most beautiful, panoramic marine views in the world. Our tour starts at the historic Rosario Mansion. After check in, guests select the menu items and beverages they prefer for the picnic portion of the trip. The drive up the summit takes around 30 minutes with breathtaking views at every turn. After disembarking, you’ll enjoy an hour-long picnic at the observatory at the top of Mt. Constitution. Departures at 10:30 a.m. and continue on the half hour throughout the day. Up to 10 seats are available on every trip. The price is $49 per person, which includes the picnic. Visit www.orcasislandstanleysteamer.com for more information.

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By Maddie Ovenell SJC Fairgrounds and events manager he San Juan County Fair is Aug. 13 - Aug. 17. This popular community event, which attracts more than 20,000 attendees, is brimming with fun for all.

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The “not to be missed” Fairly Outrageous Trashion Fashion Show is Wednesday, 8-9 p.m. On Thursday stop by for the Orcas Horns from 5-6:30 p.m. followed by the Caleb Klauder Country Band. On Friday, move your feet to the Cambalache from 7:30-9 p.m. On Saturday, get ready to rock from the 60’s to the 90’s with the Freddy Pink Bank. K-9 Kings, which is a unique dog agility program with a mix of costumes, comedy, and high-flying trick dogs, will have three shows a day. The annual Sheep to Shawl demonstration begins at 10 a.m. Satur-

day and lasts until the woven shawls are finished in the afternoon. You also won’t want to miss the Chicken and Rabbit race finals on Saturday in the main arena. The Zucchini 500 finals will take place Saturday. Not to mention, there will be family contests daily and a Scavenger Hunt sure to keep you guessing.

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Entry day- Tues., Aug. 13, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. For info, call 378-4310, email mailto:info@sjcfair.org or visit www. sjcfair.org.

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he first-ever Friday Harbor Film Festival begins in mid-October – featuring the Pacific Ocean. Presented by The Pacific Islands Research Institute and Telluride Mountain Film, the three-day festival features full-length and shorter award-winning documentaries that explore the diversity of the Pacific Rim. The event, Oct. 11-13, kicks off on a Friday, with an opening for producers, directors, sponsors and “Captain”-level ticket holders. It culminates Sunday, with a “wrap up” celebration and a screening of the festival’s People’s Choice Award. Films will be shown at San Juan Community Theatre and at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor. A series of film-making workshops are featured as part of the festival as well. Festival-goers can select from three different ticket levels: Deckhand – day pass; Fisherman – entrance to all films and Sunday wrap-up party; Captain – sponsorship level includes entrance to all films, opening festivities and wrap-up party. For more info visit, www.fhfilmfest.com, or Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Facebook page.

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For updated listings of events, activities and entertainment, check out the websites of the agencies and organizations below: Lopez Island: Lopez Center for Community and the Arts, Lopez Chamber of Commerce, San Juan Island Visitors Bureau; Orcas Island: Orcas Center, Orcas Chamber of Commerce, The Funhouse, Orcas Park & Recreation District, Friends of Moran State Park, San Juan Island Visitors Bureau; San Juan Island: Island Rec, San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, San Juan Community Theatre, San Juan Island National Historical Park, Friends of Lime Kiln Society, San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau. In addition, the public libraries on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan islands all sponsor and promote various activities on their respective websites as well.

Lopez Island

June

• 1 Contra Dance, last dance of the season, 8 p.m., Lopez Center, www.lopezcenter.org. • 8 High School Graduation party, 3:30 p.m., Lopez Center, www.lopezcenter.org. • 13-15 Tap Dance Show, 7 p.m., Lopez Center, www.lopezcenter.org. • 16 Community Labyrinth Walk, 10 a.m., Whispers of Nature Labyrinth(every 3rd Sunday), www.whispersofnatureherbs.com/labyrinth. • 21 Lopez Artist Guild Art Show Opening/Reception, 5 p.m., Lopez Center, www.lopezcenter.org. • 29 5th Annual Literary Fundraiser, Timothy Egan & Sam Verhovek, 5 p.m., Lopez Center, www.lopezcenter.org.

July

• 3 Abbey Road Live!, 7:30 p.m., Lopez Center, www.lopezcenter.org. • 4 Lopez Library Book Sale, 9 a.m., Lopez Center, www.lopezcenter.org. • 4 Fourth of July barbecue, parade, evening fireworks; BBQ at Lopez Center, 10:30 a.m., www. lopezcenter.org. • 4 Lopez Island 4th of July Celebration, 27 Years of Fireworks, 10:30 p.m., www.lopezcenter.org. • 5-6 Island Stage Left Productions: Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew”, 8 p.m., Lopez Vineyards, www.lopezislandvineyards.com. • 12 Pianist Dan Kennedy in Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lopez Center, www.lopezcenter.org. • 28 Community Potluck, 10 a.m., Lopez Center, www.lopezcenter.org.

August

• 2 Lopez Artist Guild Art Show Opening/Reception, 5 p.m., Lopez Center, www.lopezcenter.org. • 11 Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, 5 p.m., Lopez Center, www.lopezcenter.org. • 18 Trashion Fashion Show, 4:30 p.m., Lopez Center, www. lopezcenter.org. • 31 Burlesque Extravaganza, 8 p.m., Lopez Center, www.

lopezcenter.org. • 31-Sept. 1 17th annual Lopez Island Studio Tour, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., www.lopezstudiotour.org.

September

• 1 Carter Family Puppet Season, 2 p.m., Lopez Center, www. lopezcenter.org. • 20 Lopez Artist Guild Art Show Opening/Reception, 5 p.m., Lopez Center, www.lopezcenter.org. • 21 Lopez Island Home Tour, various locations, 9:30 a.m., www.visitsanjuans.com.

October

• 6-9 Community Shakespeare Play (Title TBA), 7:30 p.m., Lopez Center, www.lopezcenter.org. • 13 Contra Dance, George Marshall & Perpetual E Motion, 7 p.m., Lopez Center, www.lopezcenter.org. • 1-31 Savor the San Juans - A Medley of Food, Art & Culture, all islands, various locations (For events, visit, www. visitsanjuans.com). • 19 Annual Lopez Community Land Trust Harvest Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Lopez Center, www. lopezcenter.org. • 30 Jingle Bell Dinner, 6 p.m., Lopez Center, www.lopezcenter.org.

Orcas Island

June

• 1 Orcas Island Community Band Summer Concert, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org. • 13 National Theater Live, on screen, “The Audience,” 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org. • 21-22 One World Music Festival, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org. • 22 15th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration/Parade, Eastsound Village Green, noon, www.orcasislandchamber.com • 28 The Met: Live in HD, Carmen, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org. • 29-30 Orcas Island Garden Tour, six unique gardens on display, www.orcasislandchamber.com.

July

• 3 Deer Harbor Independence Day Fireworks Show, Deer Harbor Dock, 6-11 p.m., www. orcasislandchamber.com. • 4 Eastsound Fourth of July Fireworks Show, Waterfront Park, 6-10:45 p.m., www.orcasislandchamber.com. • 5 Abbey Road Live! 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org. • 6 Independence Day Parade; Eastsound, 11 a.m., www.orcasislandchamber.com. • 6 Lions Club Fourth of July salmon barbecue, 1-7 p.m., American Legion Hall, www. orcasislandchamber.com. • 12 The Met: Live in HD, “Il Trovatore”, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org. • 13 Orcas Public Library 20th Anniversary Celebration, 11 a.m., www.orcaslibrary.org. • 19 8th Annual Potter’s Fest, Crow Valley Pottery (runs thru Aug. 31), www.crowvalley.com. • 26 The Met: Live in HD, Armida, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org. • 27 Washington State Parks Centennial Art Show, featuring ‘Plein Air’ artists at work, Moran State Park, noon-6 p.m., presented by Crow Valley Pottery, Friends of Moran, Plein Air Washington Artists, www. crowvalley.com. • 28-Sept. 2 Washington State Parks Centennial Art Show, “In Town” presentation, at Crow Valley Pottery, Mount Constitution Gift Shop, www.crowvalley.com.

August

• 2 The Met: Live in HD, La Traviata, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org. • 9-24 Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, featuring world famous musicians (visit, www. oicmf.org, for date, time, location). • 10 Annual Library Fair, Eastsound Village Green, 10 a.m., www.orcaslibrary.org. • 16-18 Artists Studio Tour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., (for location, visit, www.orcasartistsstudiotour.com). • 30 The Met: Live in HD, “Turandot,” 7:30 p.m., Orcas

Center, www.orcascenter.org. • 31 Caleb Klauder and His Country Band, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org.

September

• 1 Steve Braun Memorial Triathlon, 9 a.m., Moran State Park, www.friendsofmoran.org. • 2-4 12th Annual Wooden Boat Rendezvous, all day event, Deer Harbor, www.woodenboatsocietyofthesanjuans.org. • 6 The Met: Live in HD, “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter. org. • 7 Orcas Center Annual Golf Classic, Orcas Island Golf Course, 9 a.m., www.orcascenter.org. • 21 Sharon Abreau: Moon, Sun, Stars & Rainbows, classical songs & arias, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org. • 26 National Theater Live, on screen, “Othello,” 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org. • 28 Whale of a Show: Orcas AllKid Talent Show, 6:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org.

October

• 1-31 Savor the San Juans - A Medley of Food, Art & Culture, all islands, various locations, www.visitsanjuans.com. • 5 Orcas Horns, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org. • 10-12 Enchanted Forest Cabaret, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org. • 17-19, Enchanted Forest Cabaret, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org.

November

• 8 Corey Harris, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org. • 15-16 Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org. • 29-30 The Olga Symphony, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www. orcascenter.org.

December

• 7 Orcas Choral Society Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org. • 8 Orcas Choral Society Holiday Concert, 2 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org.

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• 14 Orcas Island Community Band Winter Concert, 2 p.m., Orcas Center, www.orcascenter.org.

San Juan Island

June

• 1 Celebrity Golf Classic & Salmon Barbecue, San Juan Golf & Country Club, www.sjcelebgolf.com. • 1 Farmers’ Market, Brickworks Plaza, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Saturdays), www.sjifarmersmarket.com. • 1-2 22nd Annual Artists’ Studio Tour, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., www. visitsanjuans.com (For map, brochure, visit, www.sanjuanislandartists.com). • 2 Island Chordsmen Barbershop Bonanza, San Juan Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m., www. sjctheatre.org. • 2 The Birds of American Camp, American Visitors Center, 7:30 a.m., www.nps.gov/sajh. • 7 Wildlife in the San Juan Islands, English Camp, 1-3 p.m., www.nps.gov/sajh. • 8 Pig War Story Guided Walk, American Camp, 11 a.m., www. nps.gov/sajh. • 8 San Juan Island Horticultural Society Annual Garden Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., four unique gardens on display, www.visitsanjuans.com. • 15 Annual Orca Sing Concert, Lime Kiln State Park, 6 p.m., www.visitsanjuans.com. • 15 Jazz at the Labs Benefit Dinner & Concert, U.W. Friday Harbor Laboratories, 6 p.m., www.depts.washington.edu/fhl. • 16 Kings Market/SJI Marathon/Half Marathon, fairgrounds, 8:30 a.m., www. sjmarathon.org.

• 21 Friday Harbor Art Market, Brickworks Plaza, 3-7 p.m. (Fridays). • 22 Three Lakes Triathlon, Lakedale Resort, 8 a.m., www. lakedale.com. • 27 Night Music Series, San Juan Community Theatre, 7 p.m. (Thursdays, thru Aug. 1), www.sjctheatre.org. • 29 Wags to Riches: Comedy to the Rescue, animal shelter benefit, 6 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre, www.apsfh.org.

July

• 3 The Life and Times of General E. Pickett, San Juan Community Theatre, 8 p.m., www.sjctheatre.org. • 4 Fourth of July Parade, 10:30, Friday Harbor, Fireworks Show, Friday Harbor, at dusk, www. sanjuanisland.org. • 4 Annual Kiwanis Club Fourth of July Pig War Picnic (follows parade), San Juan Historical Museum, sjmuseum.org. • 4 Rotary Club Annual Rock the Dock Show, Port of Friday Harbor, 6 p.m., www.visitsanjuans.com. • 4 Roche Harbor Old-Fashion July 4th & Fireworks, Roche Harbor Resort, www.rocheharbor.com. • 5 Summer Concert Series: Music in the Park, Port of Friday Harbor, (Fridays, 5 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m.; thru Sept. 1), www. visitsanjuans.com. • 6 Family Art Days, IMA Sculpture Park, Roche Harbor Resort, 11 a.m.to 4 p.m., www.sjima.org. • 6 Abbey Road Live!, San Juan Community Theatre, 8 p.m., www.sjctheatre.org. • 10 Music on the Lawn, San Juan Historical Museum, 6:30 p.m., (Wednesdays), www.islandrec.org. • 11 Island Stage Left Presents:

Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew”, Roche Harbor Resort, 8:30 p.m. (For performance schedule; www.islandstageleft.org). • 15-19 Seattle’s Children’s Theatre, San Juan Community Theatre, www.sjctheatre.org. • 20-21 Splash of Summer Color Annual Street Arts Fair, Friday Harbor, 10 a.m., www.sanjuanisland.org. • 20-21 12th Annual Lavender Festival, Pelindaba Lavender Farm, 10 a.m., www.pelindabalavender.com. • 27-28 National Parks Pig War Reenactment/Encampment, SJI National Historical Park English Camp, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., www. nps.gov/sajh. • 27 Annual Fly In & Open House, Friday Harbor Airport, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., www.portfridayharbor.org. • 27 Know Your Island Walk: Briggs Trail, Roche Harbor Highlands, 1-4 p.m., sanjuanislandtrails.org. • 27 Dan Hicks & the Hotlicks, San Juan Community Theatre, 8 p.m., www.sjctheatre.org.

August

• 2-18 Island Stage Left Presents: Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew”, Wold Road, 8:30 p.m. (For performance schedule; www. islandstageleft.org). • 2-3 Remember Patsy Cline, San Juan Community Theatre, 8 p.m., www.sjctheatre.org. • 3-4 A Weavers Weekend, NPS English Camp Parade Ground, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., www.nps.gov/sajh. • 7 The Life and Times of General E. Pickett, San Juan Community Theatre, 8 p.m., www.sjctheatre.org. • 10 43rd Annual Shaw Island Classic, SJI Yacht Club, Port of Friday Harbor, noon, www.sjiyc.com. • 10 Jazz Vocalist Greta Matassa,

San Juan Community Theatre, 8 p.m., www.sjctheatre.org. • 13-17 San Juan County Fair, fairgrounds in Friday Harbor, gates open 9 a.m., www.sjcfair.org. • 17 Annual 8.8K Loop Run/ Walk, fairgrounds, 9 a.m.(Run/ Walk starts in town), www.islandrec.org. • 24 Guitarist Coco Montoya In Concert, San Juan Community Theatre, 8 p.m., www.sjctheatre.org. • 25 Concours d’Elegance, San Juan Island Vineyards, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., www.sanjuanconcours.org. • 31 Labor Day Weekend Music Festival, Browne’s Lumber Yard, Friday Harbor, 11 a.m., www. visitsanjuans.com.

September

• 21 Pioneer Family Festival, San Juan Historical Museum, 11 a.m., sjmuseum.org.

October

• 1-31 Savor the San Juans - A Medley of Food, Art & Culture, all islands, various locations (For events, visit, www. visitsanjuans.com). • 5 Oktoberfest, fairgrounds, 4:30-10 p.m., www.sanjuanisland.org. • 5-6 Artstock: 8th Annual Fall Festival of Art, galleries and studio tours, www.visitsanjuans.com. • 11-13 Friday Harbor Film Festival, Community Theatre & Grange Hall, www.sanjuanisland.org (For titles, times, events, visits, www.fhfilmfest.com).

November

• 4 Whale Museum Black & White Night Fundraiser, The Bluff Restaurant, Friday Harbor, 5:30 p.m., www.whalemuseum.org.

December

• 7 Holiday Festival Theatre Fundraiser, San Juan Community Theatre, www.sjctheatre.org.

San Juan County Emergency Providers wi sh e ve r yo n e a s afe In de pe n de n ce Day ! En joy th e p u blic fir e w or k s dis play s ! We remind you that personal fireworks are against the law. www.sjcfiremarshal.com

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